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Alan Levine

Creative Commons Certification, Syndicated

The Challenge of Non-Disposable Assignments

I might not refer to making Open Educational Resources (OERs) as “easier” but it is more familiar to educators than the idea of creating Assignments that are not “disposable”. David Wiley described the term “disposable assignments” in a 2013 post on Open Pedagogy. It’s a brilliant approach to talk to educators about designing open materials, […]

Creative Commons Certification, Syndicated

Sketched CC Certification Pipeline Publication Flow

We’ve definitely been going down Robert Frost’s lesser travel roads of development for the certifications. tl;nr (too long; nobody reads): A long stream of sketches and linked prototypes interspersed with some technical jargon of how all of this might be stitched together. While the development team is researching and drafting the content for the units, […]

Creative Commons Certification, Syndicated

#CCquest 10: Explain it Like I’m Five? Difference Between Open Source and Creative Commons

Is it all about the licenses? Many explanations of Creative Commons make it sounds simple, walk through the questions of the chooser, and out plops the correct license. Go share. It does work well. But deeper understanding often leads to greyer area, where the answers spiral down to technical and jargon related insider language. We […]

Creative Commons Certification, Syndicated

In the MOOD: Sharing the Certification Project at Open Education 2016

In a presentation last Friday at the 2016 Open Education Conference Paul Stacey and I described the Certification project as “Massive Open OER Development.” MOOD? People who know me know how much I think of acronyms that start with M-O-0… (that was meant to be wry humor) Hearing about @creativecommons ‘certificate’ prog – awesomeness with […]